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NASA Mission Update: HUBBLE

Date- 16th Jan 08 Source- 'The Hubble Space Telescope was the first major optical telescope to be placed in space. Its launch in 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope. Whirling around our planet at 17, 500 miles an hour, the observatory has taken about a half million images of 25,000 planetary bodies, made some 800,000 studies, and changed our view of the universe and our place within it.'
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